Rules & Organizations
The ARRL is the national association for Amateur Radio in the US.
Founded in 1914 by Hiram Percy Maxim as
The American Radio Relay League, ARRL is a non-commercial organization of radio amateurs. ARRL numbers within its ranks the vast majority of active radio amateurs in the nation and has a proud history of achievement as the standard-bearer in amateur affairs. ARRL’s underpinnings as Amateur Radio’s witness, partner and forum are defined by five pillars: Public Service, Advocacy, Education, Technology, and Membership.
A bona fide interest in Amateur Radio is the only essential qualification of membership;
an Amateur Radio license is not a prerequisite, although full voting membership is granted
only to licensed radio amateurs in the US.
As the national association for Amateur Radio in the United States, ARRL: